Suicide is a very sensitive topic to discuss for many and for some it can trigger intense emotions and thoughts. If you or anyone you know are struggling with suicidal thoughts or behaviours, please direct them to a health care provider immediately. If someone's safety is in immediate danger, please dial 911.
For more information on suicide or to talk to someone for non-emergency concerns, please check out the resources below.
1. Canada Suicide Prevention Service 1-833-456-4566 (Text 456645)
2. CHIMO Helpline NB 1-506-450-HELP
3. CHIMO Canada 1-800-667-5005
4. Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 (Text 686868)
In this episode, I talk with Andrew Baxter, a clinical social worker for Alberta Health Service and Lead for TeenMentalHealth.org, about suicide.
A SPECIAL THANKS
I would like to extend my gratitude to Anglophone School District - North, in New Brunswick, Canada, for making this podcast possible. ASD-N is where I am employed as a School Mental Health Mentor. A significant part of my role at ASD-N is training educators in the area of mental health. Our goal with this podcast is to provide another medium to continue the conversation around mental health for students, staff, parents and anyone else interested in going " Fishing for Mental Health".
Join me, John B. Fletcher, Counselling Therapist and avid fly fisherman, as we go fishing for mental health.
I will be interviewing prominent mental health figures across North America; for example, best-selling author and clinical psychologist, Dr. Jody Carrington; internationally renowned adolescent psychiatrist and Canadian Senator, Dr. Stan Kutcher; director of the Resilience Research Centre and Family Therapist expert, Dr. Michael Ungar, just to name a few. We will cover topics like resilience, mental health literacy, the power of human connection, trauma, post-traumatic growth, anxiety, depression, treatment, animal-assisted therapy, and much, much more!
I will also offer "Deeper Dive" episodes, where I go into more depth about a specific topic that came up during one of the interviews.
If you are interested in expanding your learning around mental health, this is the podcast for you.